A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 152 km NW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (94 miles) on Monday. Exact location, longitude -179.7289° West, latitude -19.6747° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:10:57 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/12/17 / 2017-12-05 00:10:57 / December 5, 2017 @ 12:10 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c3gq. Id of event: us2000c3gq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 152 km NW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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